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Forum: Corps, Branches and the Royal Canadian Artillery Yesterday, 07:14 PM
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Posted By Bill A
Hi Mark, yes the bracelet is Second WW era. The K...

Hi Mark, yes the bracelet is Second WW era. The K prefix indicates he enlisted in MD 11 (British Columbia and Yukon). The serial was un-allotted infantry. No 12 Fd Amb was on the order of battle for...
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 29-09-20, 09:11 PM
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Views: 73
Posted By Bill A
Hello Christopher, welcome to the Forum. Your...

Hello Christopher, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts. Looking forward to seeing your contributions.
Forum: General Topics. 29-09-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 102
Posted By Bill A
Hi billy, The BC badge is not military and I...

Hi billy,
The BC badge is not military and I am not sure it is even for British Columbia. The leaf at the bottom is not a maple leaf, but there are other leaves it may represent. One is a species...
Forum: Royal Navy and Royal Marines 28-09-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 139
Posted By Bill A
Hello Craig.yc123, welcome to the Forum. Your...

Hello Craig.yc123, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-09-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Bill A
Hello Jo Anne Y, welcome to the Forum. Your...

Hello Jo Anne Y, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 28-09-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 121
Posted By Bill A
Hello susie73, welcome to the Forum. Your account...

Hello susie73, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 26-09-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 98
Posted By Bill A
Hello Catlins01, welcome to the Forum. Your...

Hello Catlins01, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Your image is not posted with your message.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 25-09-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By Bill A
Hello Marie-Claire, welcome to the Forum. Your...

Hello Marie-Claire, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
The membership of the page is very helpful, but they may withhold comments if you are using their knowledge for...
Forum: Military Buttons 23-09-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 58
Posted By Bill A
Roy, there are two Northumberland units. One was...

Roy, there are two Northumberland units. One was in Ontario, and the other in New Brunswick.
Forum: Military Buttons 23-09-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 73
Posted By Bill A
I did some digging and not much. There is a...

I did some digging and not much. There is a Regiment of Frontenac sedentary militia listed in the 1855 census of units. It would eventually be the foundation for the 47th Frontenac Batt (later the...
Forum: Military Buttons 22-09-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 64
Posted By Bill A
Ok. That dates the button to between 1841 and...

Ok. That dates the button to between 1841 and 1867. But, more likely after 1855, when the first militia act was passed.
Forum: Military Buttons 22-09-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 64
Posted By Bill A
Roy, I can't make out the word in the bottom of...

Roy, I can't make out the word in the bottom of the annulus.
Forum: Military Buttons 22-09-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 57
Posted By Bill A
Roy, clarification. There was no organized...

Roy, clarification. There was no organized Canadian militia until 1855. There were "unorganized" colonial companies prior, but there is no record of a 3rd that I have seen. The VR cypher was used...
Forum: Military Buttons 22-09-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 57
Posted By Bill A
It is not listed in Smylies reference (but may be...

It is not listed in Smylies reference (but may be too early). The City of Toronto was organized in 1834. There was a No 3 Foot Artillery Company of Toronto circa 1862, and after 1869 a No 3 Company,...
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 21-09-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By Bill A
Hello Peter, welcome to the Forum. Your account...

Hello Peter, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: Infantry 19-09-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 99
Posted By Bill A
Yes, there are several instances where two "maker...

Yes, there are several instances where two "maker marks" are found on the badges. The 229th was one with the badges probably made by Lees under contract to Crichton.
Forum: General Topics 19-09-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 253
Posted By Bill A
This is an excellent thread. Exactly what such...

This is an excellent thread. Exactly what such Fora were intended to elicit.
Don, thanks for the insight. Darrel, I still think there may be wiggle room for the Defence. I have seen RCAF groups...
Forum: General Topics 18-09-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 253
Posted By Bill A
And reviewing this, I think he would also qualify...

And reviewing this, I think he would also qualify for the Defence Medal. He was killed while training in the UK, but reviewing the criteria, I don't see the award time shortened by death of the...
Forum: General Topics 18-09-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 253
Posted By Bill A
I will echo Darrell. The time qualifications for...

I will echo Darrell. The time qualifications for the CVSM and War Medal were met. I don't see the entitlement for the ACE or 39/45 Star, as he was training and not operational.
Forum: General Topics 17-09-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 253
Posted By Bill A
If he was a volunteer he should have qualified...

If he was a volunteer he should have qualified for the CVSM. Death due to service allowed for the award. And the War Medal as well. He served for more than 28 days.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 16-09-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By Bill A
Hello Dom, welcome to the Forum. Your account is...

Hello Dom, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
Forum: New Member Introduction Zone 14-09-20, 11:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 207
Posted By Bill A
Hi SIDINSIR, again, welcome. Enjoy the Forum.

Hi SIDINSIR, again, welcome. Enjoy the Forum.
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-09-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By Bill A
Hello SIDINSIR, welcome to the Forum. Your...

Hello SIDINSIR, welcome to the Forum. Your account is active and open for posts.
The membership should be able to assist with your identification.
Forum: Military Buttons 14-09-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 86
Posted By Bill A
I would agree with btns. The button is for the...

I would agree with btns. The button is for the Veterans Guard of Canada, 1940-1947. It is listed in Smylie as C19.
Forum: Civilian Services: Police, Prison Service, Fire Brigade, Merchant Navy, etc. 12-09-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By Bill A
With the Tudor crown the 1940's and early 50's.

With the Tudor crown the 1940's and early 50's.
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